error codes

Martin Pool mbp at
Tue Aug 14 00:27:23 EST 2001

On 13 Aug 2001, Abdul Rahman <ARahman at> wrote:
> All:
> I am attempting to do an scp through rsync on a remote solaris machine.
> I am getting a 5120 error return code from rsync placed in -v mode.  What
> does this mean?
> Looking on the box where the remote files where to be copied to, i found the
> root file system full.
> I know the copy was attempted, but just making some observations, does this
> code mean that
> the copy could not be completed.  Obviously this is not a 0,0 status so i
> know something is afoot.
> Looking at time/date stamps on the files i see the old versions not the new
> ones.

That number seems too large, though it is late at night.  Where do you
see it?

What do you mean by "scp through rsync"?  rsync over ssh?

> Another error code i got was 3072 which was from an scp command that ran
> through rsync.  What does
> this mean?
> Ambitiously, is there a detailed list of error codes and what they mean? I
> would like to be able to have
> exit status' acted upon in a wrapper script based on the return code.

This is fixed in rsync 2.4.7pre1 and in CVS.  The descriptions could
be better, though.  Look in cvsweb at rsync.1 if you like.


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